Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1983): study ZZ EU 9 1975

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleThe Growing Impact of Marriage.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1983, Vol. 12, 49 - 63
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16128
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00428860
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, EU 9 member states, 1975
 Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Luxemburg, Netherlands, United Kingdom.
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer survey 3
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =9286
 France 1163 UK 1311 West Germany 966 Italy 1022 Netherlands 1021 Denmark 991 Belgium 1513 Luxembourg 306 Ireland 993
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication57
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean1.986.54
Standard deviation0.681.76

Scores in123
%24.054.022.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Marital statusM02aa07Formally-married vs living-as-married
Marital statusM02aa03Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa04Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01bVs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab02aVs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01cVs separated, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab02bVs separated, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01aVs widowed, also classified as above ↑